Analysis

Knowing the developers: an analysis of Litecoin Core

Quick Take

  • Litecoin’s main repository had 32 different contributors who made a total of 311 commits in the past year
  • Of these 32 contributors, 31 of them, or 97%, are developers for Bitcoin Core and not Litecoin. These developers have been responsible for 94% of the commits
  • The Litecoin Foundation currently employees two full-time developers for Litecoin; however, much of the development has been merging in bitcoin commits

The next cryptocurrency up to bat in our Knowing your developers series is Litecoin. With its recent gains in the market, it has surpassed EOS, the last asset we covered in this series, and currently sits as the fifth-largest cryptocurrency by market cap.

Litecoin was created by Charlie Lee, who previously worked for the popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase.